Colyton Grammar students jump for joy at GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 11:47 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 22 August 2013

Jumping for joy: Colyton Grammar School students celebrate their GCSE results.

Jumping for joy: Colyton Grammar School students celebrate their GCSE results.

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Students flocked to the school to see how they fared.

Colyton Grammar School students have been left jumping for joy after receiving their GCSE results.

The school, which enjoyed rousing success for it’s A-level results, recorded equally impressive stats with more than half the year group achieving five or more top A* grades.

Headteacher Paul Evans said: “It is a great relief to see that through hard work and determination, our students have maintained high standards and delivered the results that will set them up well for sixth form study and beyond.

“In a year when we are told it is more difficult to achieve top grades, we increased the A* and A grades.”

Eleven students from Colyton Grammar achieved straight A*s in 12 subjects.

Matthew Von Lany, from Broadclyst, was one of those students.

“I’m so relieved,” he said. “I was quite nervous when I woke up and really shocked when I opened my results and saw them. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”

Zoe Kuyken, from Exeter, also achieved 12 A*s.

“I really wasn’t expecting to do so well,” she said. “I was aiming to get 8 A*s so when I saw I got 12, I was shocked and so happy.”

Another success story took form in the shape of fifteen year old Ashley Stoneman, from Exmouth, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.

Ashley spent a lot of study time on medication, but came away with 9 A’s and 3 A*s.

He went to collect his results with his mum, dad and brother.

“We are over the moon for Ashley,” said Ashley’s mum, Sue. “For him to overcome his hurdles like he has done is incredible.

“These grades affect his future and we’re all just so happy for him.”

Paul Evans added, ““No one should underestimate the effort required to achieve high numbers of top grades across a range of subjects and the students should be very proud of what they’ve managed to achieve.”


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